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price pressure for international development in the conflicts but inside the country many such calls are just fueling the violence the un humanitarian chief is to head to syria. based on the top country. election fever grips russia with political activity reaching the end of the presidential poll major pro-government and opposition rallies taking place today more than one hundred thousand demonstrators expected to take the streets. and concern over the effectiveness of sanctions targeting. trons biggest partners in asia resist western pressure to join the economic. israel has repeatedly devised to break the sanctions to work used to root out the possibility of an interest for . the next we talked to the head of the foreign affairs committee in russian's no house of parliament discuss the ongoing conflict in syria.
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to secure syria. the main objective of my visit to syria is to see the situation firsthand just as you know the russian state duma issued a statement on the situation in syria ten days ago speaking strongly against outside interference in syria's affairs and against the un and its security council siding with one of the parties in the civil conflict. we also believe that the syrian government should not be the only side obliged to lay down their weapons and that we armed groups opposing the government should do the same my task here is to conduct negotiations with the representatives of the authorities and the opposition to get a clearer picture of the situation and to give
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a report to the chairman and to keys of the state duma members as you know russians closely follow the situation in syria despite all the heated arguments in view of the upcoming presidential election of united russia for the ruling party and the opposition spoke in unison on this matter of what it was just about i don't rule out the possibility that the state duma will revisit the issue perhaps more than once. during your meeting with president pointed out that russia is only going to reform syria and it was years before an intervention in syria's affairs will not stand the strain you're seen so how would you comment on the recent events the signature and general off the arab league below or of an oscar and you had an actual science that their position might sun. you know the most. obviously the statement made by the arab league's representative expresses nothing
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but his own opinions so far i see nothing that could make moscow in beijing change the firm stance on the issue expressed in the recent vote on the resolute. on syria in which they called for was urging both sides of the conflict to stop using force rather than only the pro regime forces because i think we currently have every reason to believe the russian delegation will continue its attempts to persuade the asaad government to adjust their approach was the with respect to the use of military force when dispersing opposition groups on the other hand those with the ability to influence the armed groups should use it to ensure the violence is not regarded as the only way out of the conflict. scenario we have to avoid is this if driven by some factors that government decides to restrict the use of force the
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other side should not be able to use it to their advantage really this has happened before when the government troops were ordered back to the barracks at the request of the arab league during the work of its mission from the ashes the rebel groups used the opportunity to mount an offensive i think it's impossible to reach a peaceful resolution to the conflict to the school on that basis let me tell you what. morning they were friends of syria in tunisia. what do you expect from that. yes. but there's also the surest way with the sniping not scare a few to take part in that meeting because judging by the statements we've heard in the format of the so-called friends of syria club it will soon be formed the sole purpose of that conference is not to find a way out of the current situation but to promote the idea that the conflicts can
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only be resolved in assad leaves. i have met with mr assad himself the foreign minister of parliamentary speaker and with representatives of two opposition organizations i have to say that i did not get the impression that it is the people versus asaad in this conflict the situation is different because the faction of the people is indeed opposing the regime while the support mr assad has some quite actively while yet another faction does not want syria to fall into chaos if they support the regime passively clearly not on the side of on the insurgents or the fish like a teen or support the idea of outside interference the situation therefore is not simple it's not black and white north. where a whole nation rises up to overthrow a government they don't like and i can even quote one of the opposition
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representatives i met with they believe that the situation cannot be resolved without the regime being involved they believe he has to be part of the solution the arab league believes the current regime should be torn down because even percent time they make no suggestions about how events should develop after that they will replace the current regime of the armed insurgents who have been stepping up their efforts to topple the regime and leave efforts are supported by foreign states with both arms shipments and i believe financially. do you think will it be a third party as we have learned from the example of egypt revolutions are not accomplished by the same people that start the. peaceful protests in syria and there was quite a large scale demonstration in damascus on saturday have their goals if it happens quite often the people's protest is taken over by others who have very little
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interest in democracy or the protestors initial goals and it's just because we find it very strange that outside pressure on syria's ruling regime is spearheaded by countries that are in fact undemocratic when representatives of the gulf monarchies of which as far as i know you do not have a single democratic institution stop complaining about our son's regime being undemocratic and if there is i believe undermines the political and moral legitimacy and i would say of the friends of syria is it a club of syria's friends or a club of people who want bashar assad gone after is the question we have to ask the question the answer which to me is quite obvious have been the reason that moscow chose not to take part in the conference of the schools and. think military intervention easier or realistic option and what countries that
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support the syrian opposition. as there is they're critical of the mosque and from the meetings i attended into mascot's i got the impression that there is no such thing as a united syrian opposition there is the syrian national council with its seat in istanbul which opposes the very idea of negotiating with the regime and it seems this council was created specifically to promote the idea of military intervention . however according to other syrian opposition organizations it has very little influence in syria and is very weakly represented on syria's political scene with these it is only one of the opposition groups comprised of syrians and i have no influence or presence in the country there are other groups each one viewing itself
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as the most significant but again according to a representative of the opposition these organizations have no control over the whole insurgency for instance syria has so-called protest committees and some of these aren't connected to any opposition groups we may have their own agenda they demanded the regime change its policies they demanded i see in free elections are they do not necessarily identify themselves with specific opposition movements in other words the opposition is very fragmented and you thank all those are different some groups believe in thoughts with the regime others thank you pointless some believe a constitution would offer some grounds for political evolution and syria business others think the constitution be worth less than the paper it's printed on but some believe elections hard to organize could take place with others say lections would
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have sat in power would be pointless. as they will inevitably be rigged by the regime in conditions such as these when there is no single force that the regime could negotiate with you think it is quite hard to open a national dialogue i have not met with members of the armed groups so i cannot convey their position to u.t.c. but as i see the opposition groups active in syria those represented into muskets are against the idea of military intervention the libyan scenario is not popular here even those groups that want to side you do not support the idea of foreign military intervention they believe the libyan scenario would result in chaos and loss of control. basis that syria is different from libya in that the foundation for democracy has been laid there at the authorities have a concept of democratic procedure but i think that these groups want to deal with
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syria's internal affairs on their own at the same time they are desperate to a point because the situation feels like a dead end i mean the authorities are pursuing their own goals. the armed opposition has used its own goals and it's very hard to upset this negative stability as i would call it in order to begin a political process that would change the regime and at the same time reconcile the regime with syrian society. which was that it was.
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designed to keep. the world as a present. no you leave somebody in there for a couple hours like that in a stress positions. you have this fear of the unknown and the stress sort of building and. i've seen interrogations go on ten twelve hours they chose songs i remember from marilyn manson metallica slayer. to be angel get blood out of me there was a war coming up here into iraq. charlie poole of the bodies to the floor which is the rock n roll band it was fitting for the job we were doing.
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well. science technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered. issues three couldn't take three years for charges three. three. three. two three. zero three volunteers in video for your media project free video done to our t.v. dot com. the death of two foreign journalists in syria intensifies pressure for international involvement in the conflict but inside the country any such calls are just fueling the violence that surrounds the u.n. humanitarian chief is to head to syria to negotiate the delivery of aid to the
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conflict torn country. fever grips russia with political activity reaching it became head of the presidential poll major pro-government opposition rallies are taking place today over one hundred thousand demonstrators expected to take to moscow streets. and concerns over the effectiveness of sanctions targeting iran's nuclear program grows just around the biggest partners of asia resistant western pressure to join the economic warfare israel meanwhile has repeatedly defied calls to wait for sanctions to work refused to rule out the possibility of a military strike. but i'm sure it's and out with the latest sports news transfer window closes in russia so it has more on that.
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now that thanks watching the sports and this is what is coming up over the next peanuts into the course is to skim or stay thrashing n.p.r. cos the reach the last date of basketball generally. bartels last gasp winner stuns german giants by munich in football's champions league. and all is forgiven man city boss nine cine is ready to bring back tears as his side cruise passport to reach the last sixteen of the euro is pretty. nigh impossible surely has its first quarter finalist is the most go thrashed at n.p.r. costs ninety six points to sixty four to secure their berth in the next stage with a game to spare to scare a new away and would see them finish top of group b. and they never looked like squandering their chance taking in nearly ten nothing the before finding themselves twenty eight points out by half time in p.r. cost did respond to reduce uneven period but to scar rounded off an easy win with
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on great bones of each leading the scorers with fifty points if you think it will take a look at all the future some may be revealed in the game you can both be used for over three years in just you or me wrong place it's a good practice you don't use years reduced to a prisoner of war. broke out a task try older in tears scars agree to move to step closer to the quarter finals themselves with a sixty four fifty six win over and i do ethicist when effectively knocking f. is out of the competition while got a task or i need to beat him p.r. cos next week end to progress. and italian side want to crash the sienna are all but mathematically assured of a place in the last state that is despite their sixty to fifty nine defeat just fine and. if that bill wanted clashes leading scorer igor of course of each thought he had won the game when he scored with seconds left but they'll have the last
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laugh with a buzzer beating shot. now in football's champions league basso have produced a major upset beating by munich by a goal to nil in switzerland substitute valentino with the winner four minutes from time giving the swiss side a slim advantage in the return leg of this last sixteen tie elsewhere marsay grabbed a win in injury time defeat into milan by the same scoreline but the headlines belong to bars and their manager hitting praise in this place afterwards although brian are confident they can turn things around. for my team of the serenity miss focus concentration will be a great part of pure talent and due to this group make sure we are in the position to turn over teams of the quality of biron in the must see want to flex on the whole game over the ninety minutes one could see it would have been just to get a draw that said we lost one nil i think i have a lot of experience in europe in twenty minutes and i have been often in such
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situations i know of course there is a second game and we might have see the final i myself have the confidence enough to believe that we can turn it around in the return. path manchester city are the first team to reach the last sixteen of the europa league they beat defending champions porto four nil yet he had stayed in to go through six one in aggregate afterwards coach referred him and cheney said carlos tevez could be playing for his side again within three weeks after the striker apologised for his three month exile from the club a timely boost from one cheney he's got his eye set on the europa league and english premier league double. oh you know you're not the we want what i want to try to go in there finally it's possible. it will be difficult because we are about to play. like you my child. is about temporarily for this reason will be difficult but we want to try and after about this period you're younger top if we win the next three games from that it.
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takes place tonight among them lock them out of moscow go to athletic bilbao with a two one advantage from their first leg i fell a russian side rubini to overturn a one nil deficit away limpy are caught in a vertical madrid already have one foot in the last sixteen and take a three one advantage into their return leg against that cia well munchkin i could fancy their chances against i.x. having won two nil that last week although the reds will be without wayne rooney he was ill and stronach ferguson is taking nothing for granted so obviously it is reasonable. we're going to try and avoid so we have to train. them to make sure that all motivated to win the game meanwhile they need to have made an offer to take russia striker on their shopping on loan from aston or the thirty year old has failed to secure
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a starting place at the gun is this season and played in their reserves this week senate now hopes to persuade us to return to the club but he spent eleven years before his move to england the st petersburg side are still in the champions league and currently top the russian premier league although any deal would have to be done by friday when the russian transfer window closes. we're talking of stars of russian football the country's beach football team won the european cup in moscow at the weekend and continue to dominate the sport after being crowned world champions last year it has been a rapid rise to the top for a nation hardly renowned for its beaches so what is the secret which one portrayed and been finding at. despite being under a blanket of snow for around six months of the year russia has a beach soccer team which the envy of the world countries like brazil portugal and spain of all year round access to the beach it's the russians who are leading the world culminating in be able cup win and usually last year i move we resilin
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incredibly strong side five or so years ago but over the last couple of years in russia a lot of indoor beach soccer stadiums have been built and we have caught up with the rest of the world and surpass them before two thousand and seven russia had only qualified for beach soccer world cup in one occasion however since then the country's developed its world's top sides and the owner is also russia's captain says football governing body should take a lot of credit for a rapid rise which is you know that is each soccer has developed in russia the phenomenal and the russian football union are right behind us nothing absolutely fantastic on supporting us and all the support helpers and craned world champions which is the highest honor we could have the russian team has also been helped by having a very stable school resource incredibly talented for the last five years or so the so-called golden generation has grown in strength and confidence over the last few years and is now one of the world's very big speech soccer teams the five of russia
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and one beach soccer world cup was hardly reported in russia how are those people i mean it's the same as the team's not getting more coverage price. with every year every month and every turn around more people are starting to write about whatever i'm going to be brutally honest the chocorua show. another reason for russia's rapid rise is the facts but the vast majority of discord in our professional game of the days when players would have to work taxi drivers and managers in order to supplement their income also russian clubs or writers can. pete with europe's very biased all these teams are also imported top players from countries like brazil and portugal which helps raise the level of sport in the country. i would see eighty percent of the russians water professionals the majority of squad play for the locomotive so it was for him two years ago and also a plea for the national side of the russian beach soccer side is going strength to
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strength it is now but probably most successful teams in the country teaching any worldwide people small amounts they need not be as famous as counterparts for the life of andrea sharma in roman pavlyuchenko but of won a world cup yes one russia speech will be no aiming to return to the world so he next year i would have on board for eternity. and switch to ice hockey where all sixteen playoff spots in a cage shall have now been claimed that after dinner my must go beat fierce local rival city iscar one nil in the capital gang was largely a cage affair with the first two periods remained close but then on a popped up with a winner halfway through the final period when because of course the party put home despite the feat to start moscow still managed to join in the last sixteen thanks to other results going their way on the night. and finally there has been an upset at golf's extension match play championship well number one and defending champion
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link the first hurdle after being thrashed by ernie els while tiger woods had to come from behind to now really win his opening round donal struggled for most of the day this effort on the fourth was a rare moment of brilliance as he became only the third top seed to exit the ground in events history soundly beaten by els five and for the south african working the greens beautifully. and for a while it looked like three time former champion tiger woods would also crash out he trailed spain's gonzalez fanatical stan i with four holes the pride then stormed back and took pictures on the last how. an open champion down park what other big names to follow the life out of our action hero and u.s. open champion for mcavoy it's great. that's the end of the sport's more bikes are.
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more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada after. showing up for asians to rule the day. with. the death of two foreign journalists in syria intensifies pressure for international involvement in the conflict but inside the country many fish such calls are just fueling the fall it's also.


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